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Why would a dentist refer you to an oral surgeon?

Dentists refer patients to an oral surgeon when the patient requires treatment beyond the dentist’s scope of care. This can include tooth extractions, dental implant placement, anesthesia, surgical procedures, and more.

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What is the difference between a dentist and an oral surgeon?

Dentist and oral surgeons are both dental professionals, but oral surgeons specialize in diagnosing and managing conditions of the head, mouth, jaws, and face. Learn more about the difference between dentists and oral surgeons from the experts at Hill & Ioppolo Oral & Dental Implant Surgery of Lubbock.

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What does an oral surgeon do?

An oral and maxillofacial surgeon focuses on the mouth, face, and jaw, and trains in general surgery, anesthesiology, and how to care for patients with varying oral health needs. Learn more about what an oral surgeon does from our oral surgery expert at Hill & Ioppolo Oral & Dental Implant Surgery of Lubbock.

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When Is the Right Age to Have Wisdom Teeth Removed?

The right age to have wisdom teeth removed is as soon as third molars develop, which is often during the late teenage years or early twenties. Learn more about the right time to have your wisdom teeth taken out at Hill & Ioppolo Oral & Dental Implant Surgery of Lubbock.

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What You Should and Should Not Do After Wisdom Teeth Removal

The steps you take following wisdom tooth extraction can impact your recovery and the overall success of your procedure. Learn more about the things you should and should not do after having your wisdom teeth removed.

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How Long Does It Take to Recover From Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Recovery from wisdom teeth removal typically lasts for a few days up to 2 weeks . Learn more about how to manage pain following wisdom tooth removal and what to expect during recovery from Hill & Ioppolo Oral & Dental Implant Surgery of Lubbock.

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What to Eat After Wisdom Teeth Removal

It’s important to choose the right foods after having wisdom teeth removed. Learn more about what to eat after wisdom teeth removal at Hill & Ioppolo Oral & Dental Implant Surgery of Lubbock.

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How Many Wisdom Teeth Do You Have?

Most people have four wisdom teeth, but others can have less or more. Learn more about wisdom teeth and which type of dental professional should extract them.

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What Is a Wisdom Tooth?

A wisdom tooth, also known as a third molar, is an extra tooth that develops during the late teens or early twenties. Learn more about wisdom teeth in Lubbock, TX, at Hill & Ioppolo Oral & Dental Implant Surgery of Lubbock.

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Is Wisdom Teeth Removal Necessary?

Dentists and oral surgeons recommend having wisdom teeth removed as soon as possible. Wisdom teeth removal is necessary to prevent dental overcrowding, pain, infection, damage to other teeth, and more. Learn about why it’s necessary to have wisdom teeth removed at Hill & Ioppolo Oral & Dental Implant Surgery of Lubbock in Lubbock, TX.

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5 Benefits of Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Having wisdom teeth extracted prevents many oral health problems. Learn about 5 benefits of getting your wisdom teeth removed at Hill & Ioppolo Oral & Dental Implant Surgery of Lubbock in Lubbock, TX.

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10 Soft Foods to Eat After Having Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Learn about 10 soft foods you can eat after having your wisdom teeth removed at Hill & Ioppolo Oral & Dental Implant Surgery of Lubbock in Lubbock, TX.

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